Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st May 2010 12:45 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation After god knows how many years, it's finally here: the final release of eComStation 2.0. We first reported on eComStation 2.0 back in December 2005, when the first beta was released, and between then and now, we've seen countless betas and release candidates come and go, but the wait is finally over.
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RE[2]: next up Commodore Basic
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 21st May 2010 19:16 UTC in reply to "RE: next up Commodore Basic"
UltraZelda64
Member since:
2006-12-05

Boo-hoo, he used the word "retarded" as a synonym for "stupid." How awful. Good thing many of the actual retards, er, I mean "slow" people out there are incapable of doing much (if anything) on a computer, let alone have any idea what an operating system is, or even some random site called "OSNews." Hhmm, actually that applies to the vast majority of people in general, so it kind of evens out. I can't imagine any such people getting offended by something they'll never see. And I seriously doubt the original poster chose the word specifically to offend someone. The group of people most likely to lurk here are more technical, and I seriously doubt any of them will have anything to be offended by.

Edited 2010-05-21 19:18 UTC

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macinnisrr Member since:
2009-11-12

Using the word "retarded" is just as unacceptable as calling someone a "nigger". First of all, it's an old term one would never think to apply to someone with an intellectual disability. Secondly, to use it as a synonym for "stupid" is just as wrong. Is it okay to call somebody a "fag" if you think they're acting silly? I doubt anyone of intelligence would agree (I could say "anyone over 20", but agism is just as offensive). I know several people with intellectual disablities, more than one of whom both use computers, and are quite aware of what an OS is. Don't fool yourself into thinking you're a mensa candidate because you know something your friends and family don't. And please don't rebut a response to an offensive comment by being even more offensive than the original post.

In short: Fuck you! ;-)

DickMacInnis.com

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

I assume the suffocating hypocrisy that is telling others to "f--k off" because they used what you consider a politically incorrect term, must have been lost in your rush to make up all those false analogies for that self righteous rant.

Wether the correctness of the term "retard" is questionable, there is no such debate for "f--k off."

If you are going to be ever so "concerned" about propriety, at least try to even pretend to be consistent.

Edited 2010-05-22 00:38 UTC

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RE[4]: next up Commodore Basic
by dnstest on Sat 22nd May 2010 04:30 in reply to "RE[3]: next up Commodore Basic"
dnstest Member since:
2006-06-11

Why don't you get your panties out of a bunch and loosen up? Calling someone a retard is not like using the N-word. Look the terms up in a dictionary. If I have to explain that further, you are...well...retarded. Take your PC crap and (fill in the blank).

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fanboi_fanboi Member since:
2010-04-21

Dick-Mac-In-Is

Figures. On all levels.

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warpcafe Member since:
2009-09-09

Okay, let me put it that way and then stop here, it's obviously useless, extremely OT and a shame above all. My point in this is:

It's not about how _THEY_ feel if we call them "retarded"... it's rather about how _WE_ feel about ourselves when we call them "retarded"... if you know what I mean... but I guess, not.

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